NAFA Committees

Government & Legal Affairs Committee

This committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. CST. View the committee’s 2020 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

David Wolfe — Chair
General Counsel
Advisors Excel
Jason Gould
Partner
Faegre Drinker
Ryan Lex 
Vice President of Sales
Athene
Bryce Biklen — Vice Chair
Chief Distribution Officer
Sammons Financial
Matt Hargrafen
Senior Counsel
Athene
Paul McGillivray
Business Development Director
M&O Marketing
Cliff Andrews
Managing Principal
CapCity Advocates
Josh Hisley
Government Relations Specialist
Allianz
Kevin Mechtley
VP, Legal and Director of Gov’t Affairs
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Mark Banks
Director of Compliance
SILAC Insurance Company
Angela Hollan
Director/Government Relations
Allianz
Gina Miller
Vice President, Corporate Counsel
National Western Life
Lauri Beck
President & COO
Insurance Network America
Julia Holloway
VP Channel Solutions
Delaware Life
Dave Milligan
Assistant Vice President
American Equity
Ryan Brown
CSO & Corporate Counsel
M&O Marketing
Pat Hughes
Partner
Faegre Drinker
Gideon Moore
Associate General Counsel, VP of Mergers & Acquisitions
AmeriLife
Ernest C’Debaca
General Counsel
Magellan
James Huang
Senior Director & Assistant Counsel
The Standard
Joe Nowak
Sr Dir. of Advocacy & Public Policy
Nationwide
Laura Canteenwala
Compliance Analyst
SILAC Insurance Company
Nathan Huss
Senior Compliance Consultant
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Christina Parker
General Counsel
Simplicity Group Holdings
Jamie Casto
Securities Counsel
Nationwide
Heather Kane
Assistant Vice President, Sales
EquiTrust
Andrew Payne 
Vice President & General Counsel
CreativeOne
Chris Conroy
Executive VP & Principal
Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc.
Ted Kennedy
VP, Co-Head State Gov’t Affairs
AIG
David Rauch
COO & General Counsel
Annexus Management Company
Steve Delaney
Principal
American Brokerage Services
Will Kennedy
Vice President – Corporate Counsel
National Western Life
Rocky Robbins
Vice President, Compliance
Brokers International
Andries Dupreez
Product Development
Lincoln Financial
Jamie Kosharek
President
Producers Choice Network
Lee Stiegemeier
Co-Founder, Copywriter
Circle Sideways
Chris Frank
General Counsel
Gradient
Emily Kresowik
Senior Counsel
EquiTrust
Derrick Vermillion
Chief Compliance Officer
Impact Partnership
John Gruber
Senior Vice President
Great American Insurance Company
Tom Krupa
Compliance Project Manager
AIG
Brian Williams
Co-Chief Executive Officer
FIG

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Membership Committee

This committee meets on the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. CST. View the committee’s 2018 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

Jeremy Rubin — Chair
Regional Vice President – IA, NE, KS, MO
Athene
Lauri Beck 
President & Chief Operating Officer
Insurance Network America
Jason Kestler
President
Highland Capital Brokerage
Jay Brown — Vice Chair
VP, Relationship Management
Delaware Life Marketing
Shannon Compton 
Principal
The Annuity Source Inc.
Todd Kloewer
Vice President, Annuity Sales
North American Company for Life & Health Insurance
Chris Bailey
Vice President – BGA Annuity Distribution
Nationwide
Tony Compton 
Vice President, Broker-Dealer Sales
Great American Insurance Group
Paul Kruth
VP & National Sales Manager
W&S Financial Group Distributors
Jeff Barnes
National Accounts Senior Manager
EquiTrust Life
Emily Cramer
Vice President,  Business Development
Simplicity Group
Jeff Miller
Digital Marketing Partner
AllPRO Direct Mail Marketing
Aaron Barriage
VP, Regional Sales – Marketing
American Equity
Robert Gager
Director, Relationship Management
Prudential Financial
Tiya Stanley
Sales Vice President – Central Region
North American Company

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Education Committee

This committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. CST. View the committee’s 2018 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

Tiya Stanley — Chair
Sales Vice President
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Maureen James
Co-Owner
Summit Compliance Group
Charles Samuel
Regional Vice President
AIG
Jack Aiken — Vice Chair
President
LTA Marketing Group, LLC
Tom Kostek
Manager, Business Development & Internal Marketing Operations
American Equity
Heather Schreiber
Founder
HLS Retirement Consulting, LLC
Amanda Adams
VP of Annuity Sales
Tarkenton Financial
Jeff Maxey
EVP, General Manager
InsurMark
Mark Schubert
Chief Sales Officer
Highland Capital Brokerage
Lauri Beck
President & Chief Operating Officer
Insurance Network America
Tom McLaren
President & CEO
ALLPRO Direct Marketing
Janet Sipes
Senior Vice President
AmeriLife
Jay Brown
VP, Relationship Management
Delaware Life Marketing
Amanda Miller
Marketing Research Analyst
American Equity
Lee Stiegemeier
Co-Founder, Copywriter
Circle Sideways
Dan Buerman
Director, Product & Distribution 
Delaware Life Marketing
Mike Morrone
VP, Annuities Business Development
Nationwide
Matt Tarkenton 
President
Tarkenton Financial
Jack Delsing
Sales Manager, IMO Channel – Annuities
Securian Financial Group, Inc.
Skylar Roehl
Client Coverage, Insurance
Standard & Poor’s
Eric Taylor
SVP, Distribution – Independent Annuities
AIG
Anna Dickson
Co-Founder, Designer
Circle Sideways
Craig Rudesill
AVP, Annuities Marketing
Nationwide
Tamiko Toland
Director, Retirement Markets
CANNEX Financial Exchanges, Ltd.
Alan Grissom
Vice President/Insurance Channel
Standard & Poor’s
Josh Woodvine
Regional Vice President
Midland National Life Insurance Company

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